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So I have been getting a lot of emails about adding the old captions under the comics because the newest caption appears under all the comics right now. I wanted to tell you that I am going to do that, it is just time consuming and I don't have that time right now! But it will be done bit by bit. Anyway!

Ah, the War of 1812

At Queenston Heights there is a stunning monument to a man who would not order his men where he would not lead them, and somehow mysteriously got himself shot by a sniper at point blank. A mystery, I tell you.

The war of 1812 is little talked about but it is an excellent example for people from the US and Canada about how no event is recorded without bias. The US regards it, I believe, as almost a second war of independence, and Canada views it as an invasion by Americans. America declared the war, invaded, and we held our ground and staved off their attacks. Canadians don't learn in school about false impressment of American seamen or seizure of their vessels prior to the war that caused it. Both the Canadian parliament and the American whitehouse burned to the ground. We don't learn about the Battle of Fort McHenry, they don't learn about Queenston Heights. Everyone disagrees on who won, even though it was a stalemate. Natives get royally screwed. Normally I am not annoyed by this sort of thing, but in this case, that isn't so. I watched an American produced documentary on the subject and it made me pull a face so many times it might have stuck that way. The War of 1812 is the Most Irritating War of All.


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